Trace by Patricia Cornwell

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Now freelancing from south Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia, the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Investigating the death of a young girl, she must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak-and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear.


About Patricia Cornwell

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Patricia Cornwell is one of the world’s major internationally bestselling authors, translated into over thirty-five languages in more than 120 countries. She is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Sciences and Medicine; a founding member of the National Forensic Academy; a member of the Advisory Board for the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York City; and a member of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital’s National Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research. In 2008, Cornwell won the Galaxy British Book Awards’ Book Direct Crime Thriller of the Year—the first American to win this prestigious award. In 2011, she was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Her most recent bestsellers include Port Mortuary, The Scarpetta Factor, The Front, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem—the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year—and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain’s Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author.
Published July 3, 2012 by Berkley. 544 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Crime. Fiction

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Yet, I find it impossible to believe sometimes that all the characters who are introduced, re-introduced, explored, then ignored in the denouement - Dr. Marcus, the new CME, for example, or Scarpetta's former Assistant ME, Dr. Fielding - can one day return to make some sense out of their presence...

Oct 16 2004 | Read Full Review of Trace (A SCARPETTA NOVEL)

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Patricia Cornwell is one of today's best writers, having written 12 award-winning Kay Scarpetta novels as well as three books in a new series and several stand-alones.

Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Trace (A SCARPETTA NOVEL)

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